|194 Mir Hussein Mahdavi ( Sept. 16, 2013)|
Imagine that your entire life's work and identity are bound up with your mother-tongue. Then imagine that you are forced into exile & must start over in a new language and culture. Think Beethoven & deafness. This is the story of Afghan poet, Mir Hussein Mahdavi. He says he would be a different person in Farsi, but you will be so happy to meet this brilliant man in English.
Keywords: Farsi poetry; UNHCR; Adam and Eve story; Dawood Sarkhosh; Jeffery Donaldson; Sufi religion; Islam
|Amanda Jernigan, Art Waves #137|
Amanda Jernigan's first book of poetry, Groundwork, draws fresh magic out of some of the oldest soil of literature, including the Garden of Eden and the tale of Odysseus and Penelope. Through the mask of these ancient myths she bares her own deepest truths, and she is as generous in this interview as she is in her poetry. Tune in to this episode of Art Waves to witness the dawn of a remarkable talent.
Keywords: Genesis; Homer's Odyssey; archaeology; Carthage; The New Quarterly; DaPoPo Theatre; Signal Hill; John Haney; Kim Jernigan; Porcupine's Quill; Richard Outram; Jeffery Donaldson
|204 John Terpstra ( Dec. 8, 2013)|
Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls. The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind. Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Keywords: W.H.Auden; Richard Wilbur; the Bruce Trail; Steetly Quarry; Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye; Wendell Berry; Michael Moore; Friends of the Redhill Valley; Paul Lisson; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Michael Ondaatje; John Laing Singers; Dylan yn it Frysk
|212 Grit Lit 2014 ( Mar. 23, 2014)|
Jennifer Gillies returns to give us the line-up for gritLit's 10th annual Hamilton literary festival. She brings with her two talented local writers, Amanda Leduc and Dave Haskins. Tune in for a taste of the creative intensity of gritLit.
Keywords: Peter Robinson; D.J. McIntosh; Debra Komar; Ray Robertson; Nancy Jo Cullen; Michael Winter; Catherine Bush; Jowita Bydlowska; Priscila Uppal; Alexandra Missett; Ray Beauchemin; Krista Bridge; Jennifer LoveGrove; Lauren B. Davis; Teenage Head; Graham Rockingham; Geoff Pevere; Lynn Coady; Craig Davidson; Krista Foss; Denise Chong; Nicole Lundrigan; Natalee Caple; Janet Turpin Myers; Hugh Cook; Saleema Nawaz; Chris Pannell; David Haskins; Jeffery Donaldson; Marilyn Gear Pilling; Amanda Jernigan; Amanda Leduc; John Terpstra